Student (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 15, 2017
I am a student at Independence University. As a student I have had an excellent experience. From the impression from the instructors and other personnel it is an awesome place to work. It is an exciting place to learn.
Admission Consultant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 9, 2017
The people are great and they are amazing with pay and benefits. It is also great to be able to work from home, but if you don't make the people to go to school, then you will be let go fast. The leads that you get don't want the programs and we are still required to try and put them into something different.
Admissions Consultant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 14, 2017
company just pushes people in and out, no training, no job security. overall morale of company is not great as few people last more than 1-2 years. Half of my team was gone within 3 months of being hired.
Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee) – Phoenix Az – February 17, 2017
During my time at I.U. I found it very frustrating getting the assistance following training as a home based employee. No support from leadership or team members. The enrollment department and the financial department do not communicate well at all. No regards for the student.
Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 27, 2016
Short cycle 21 days to obtain numbers, unable to take time of work or playing catch up and having to do everything alone. Management pressures, threatens and hold job over head of not preforming to their benefits. Company didn't care about the students over all is money they get from students that is what matters not the changing lives. They are constantly adding more job lists to the admissions consultants with out higher compensation. High turn over rate.
Can't take vacations or your playing catch up, get behind and let go
Admissions Consultant (Current Employee) – Murray, UT – September 7, 2016
As an individual familiar with the proprietary college industry, I have been completely disappointed with IU. They only care about the sale, not the student. Tiptoeing the line of dishonesty; doing whatever it takes to get the student enrolled.
Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 28, 2016
Many good hard working people are employed here and than there are many that are burned out and very unhappy which makes for a difficult team effort to be successful in supporting students and employees. Management is a mix of educated and supportive to completely incompetent.
Does good pay = happiness? Not necessarily in this position. Overly demanding and unrealistic expectation has lead to a revolving door of employees especially in admissions which I believe is finally being questioned by the Department of Education.
A huge focus on sales and numbers is not a good mix in education!
Some dedicated hardworking people
Unrealistic expectation, lack of support for students that really need it!
Admissions Counselor (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 8, 2016
IU has the potential to be a fantastic place to work however they do not value their employees. The average tenure is 4 months before you are terminated. Job security is non existent and expectations change at the whim of the Sr. DOA. Your life expectancy decrease even more so if you are unlucky enough to be brought on by certain DOA's as well. It's not about the employees or the students. If you need something short term that pays well this is an option otherwise stay far far far away.
Pay, can work from home, shift options
no job security, no advancement, misleading job description
Online Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – June 4, 2016
Class sizes of 30+, too much work, requirements to call every student once every 4 weeks, horribly outdated and cumbersome multi-layered student contact reporting system, management that was more concerned about being nice to students than about academic integrity. Too focused on professional development but won't allow faculty to use that they are learning. They also have incompetent HR leadership, handing over a complain to the very person who was mentioned in the complaint to handle. Overall a very oppressive situation.
Admissions consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 25, 2016
The day was spent on a dialer trying to enroll students showing an interest in college level courses. I learned proper phone skills and adapted proper sales skills. Co workers were easy to work with. Hardest part of the job was convincing students to enroll in a college that they never heard of. The coworkers and helping students that were committed to improving there education.
Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 18, 2016
I was fired after a year and they don't pay out your Vacation time or sick time that you have occurred. What cheap skates...the average tuition that charge is $ 74,000 per student and couldn't pay out my 1,000.00
Excellent work culture, compensation and comrodary
ENROLLMENT ADVISOR (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 27, 2016
As an employee at Independence University, we enjoyed an excellent atmosphere of management and fellow workers. It was highly rewarding assisting those desiring educations in enrolling in a medical university with an excellent record. We had to maintain good report with financial counselors, as well as our students. It was great seeing people progress.
Motivational morning meetings and the ability to give presentations to assist other counselors.
Sometimes long hours assisting students, but every minute was worth it.
Admissions (Former Employee) – Murray, UT – January 25, 2016
Please read the reviews for Stevens Henager College. Independence University is just SHC under a different name. Same management, same online division. Same low quality education. Same bad management who acts like they never left high school.
Admission Counselor (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 29, 2015
Independence University is a excellent place to work, they have a diverse group of Admission Counselor both in-house and remote that have embrace the various demographic of students that we support and educate to earn their college degree.
Admissions Counselor - Remote Team (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – October 30, 2015
Independence University as a culture is a great atmosphere and the employees are treated very well in terms of salary without commission or bonus. The downfall is that many employees live in constant fear due to such high metrics for a online University.